“Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand? For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light.” (Mark 4:21-22, ESV)
I think we all share a common experience…we like being liked.
We all want to be known for something…to have an effect. We want to know that our lives matter. We want to love and be loved…some for noble reasons, and for others, not so much. But regardless of motivation, we have a very real hunger to find our meaningful place in this world.
Consider light for a moment. Light can’t help but be what it is; it reveals the reality of any environment within which it is placed. It brings growth…healing…transformation…and sometimes, it even tans! Without light fulfilling its created purpose, everything it affects degrades and ultimately dies.
You matter. You were meant to be seen and experienced…heard and understood. Thus, the best of you declares the reality of God’s creative power and the truth of His felt love. In a very real way, you are the opportunity for others to know that which is currently hidden to them, to experience life as better.
Simply…you were born with purpose from heaven. Be light in the darkness. Don’t hide. Be. Love more than you are loved, and God will do the rest.